The Westchester County Sanitary Code, Chapter 873 of the Local Laws of Westchester and the New York State Sanitary Code, Chapter 1, consist of laws enforced by the Westchester County Board of Health and the Westchester County Department of Health to assure the health of the public.

Through the Sanitary Codes, a wide variety of activities in the county are regulated such as:

  • permitting, licensing, and operation of  food service establishments
  • water supplies, sewage and refuse disposal
  • realty subdivisions
  • air quality
  • children's camps
  • animal facilities
  • water pollution control
  • communicable diseases
  • sexually transmitted diseases
  • nuisances and sanitation
  • smoking and indoor air quality
  • x-ray equipment
  • hotels and motels
  • migrant labor camps
  • mobile parks

    Effective August 1, 2019: Westchester County Sanitary Code, Article XXI, Additional Fees 



Every effort is made to keep the Sanitary Code regulations up-to-date, however, some amendments may not be included. Please contact the Health Department at (914) 813-5000 for the most up-to-date information.